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HOPE YOU HAD A CHANCE TO CATCH GLORY BRISSETT, THE DIRECTOR OF BETHLEHEM COMMUNITY HEALTH'S YOUTH CHOIR, SONGBIRDS, ON THE SOUND OF IDEAS ON SEPTEMBER 13th!
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September 13, 2017

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​On September 13th, Glory, who is also a Case Manager at Catholic Charities, was a guest on the National Public Radio show, The Sound of Ideas, where she spoke with host Mike McIntyre about what it feels like to be a refugee in this historical moment. The subject of this episode of The Sound of Ideas was a series of town hall meetings curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art based on the theme of the Four Freedoms, the subject of a now famous speech made by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1941.

The Four Freedoms that Roosevelt insisted that people of all nations should be entitled to were: the freedom of speech and expression, the freedom to worship God in ones own way, freedom from want and freedom from fear. The first town hall meeting is based around the freedom from fear and features refugees and immigrant members who speak about their own fears in light of the changing culture in the United States.

Glory shared her own powerful story about escaping from the Democratic Republic of Congo in the hopes of coming to a country where she would no longer feel afraid and her shock in discovering that she would face new fears here.

If you are a member of the press and would like to speak with Glory or anyone from the BCH community, you can contact Glory directly at her personal email, listed above. Indicate if your request must be responded to quickly and a media liason will get back to you as soon as possible.​​